Janis Joplin - her raspy, bluesy voice just exudes sex. If I could sound like anyone, I'd want Janis' singing voice.
Tori Amos - sensual and erotic and that's only while she's performing, practically making love to her Bosendorfer, she radiates beauty, and is incredibly...
She is so beautiful, incredibly sexy, and I love her voice... Plus she can dance and most importantly she knows where she comes from, and didn't forget and leave that behind her once she was successful.
I have a lot of favorite female singers. For example, my wife. Yea, when she sings a love song to me it paints rainbows in my heart. Of course, if she sings something provocative, it's not rainbows and it's not in the area of my heart, either.
Then, there are...
Because my ex-bf HATES Shakira so I programmed his Caller ID to play her music whenever he calls me (and yes he calls several times a month.) Plus the song Underneath Your Clothes makes me think if someone very special.
that this is just because I am almost 60, but I think the most perfect female singing voice belonged to a lady named Jo Stafford. Her career started in the 1940's and ran into the 80's. Listen to her sing "You Belong to Me" or "Begin the Beguine"
It is a very gentle song that eventually builds into a powerfully voiced performance. The song is spiritual, emotional, powerful and friendly. It was written by a friend of hers who was battling cancer.
and I feel blessed to be able to call some of them my friends over time. Here are seven random since I don't want to try to name them all and accidentally exclude some.